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Counterfeiting & Piracy

Unfortunately, counterfeited and pirated goods are part of our day-to-day life: these products make an unauthorized use of protected signs, works or inventions diminishing the legitimate efforts carried out by right holders and causing an evident damage to their interests and those of the general public.

In the last years, much awareness has been raised on counterfeiting and piracy due to the risks embodied by these products in economical, health and safety terms. As a result both right holders and end users are adopting a new approach towards this phenomenon.

This new approach to counterfeiting and piracy has its corollary in the recent creation of the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights that will have its seat in Alicante and that will produce very valuable inputs in order to tackle the dissemination and traffic of these products.